Reel #4 from Wallace Kelly's 1939 trip through the Western United States.
Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007.
This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
August 15, 2019 Subject:
I've taken that same trip 25 years later...
Amazing photography and well done. The camera is steady most of the time and the sites are so memorable. I love the fact that you can see Mount Rushmore still in progress and access to bears and other wild life was still mostly unrestricted. Take a few and watch this video. Really enjoyable, beautiful, and historic in so many ways.
May 27, 2017 Subject:
1939 Western Highlight Reel
Utah (Salt Lake), Wyoming (Yellowstone), South Dakota (Mount Rushmore) Highlight reel. Vivid color and excellent documentation. 5 stars